It’s pretty much Mid Autumn festival time for all of us in Singapore, but while everyone else was busy wolfing down the latest snow-skinned mooncake creation or playing with their lanterns, our good friends over at Nostalgic Garage opened their doors to host the September edition of Cars & Kopi!
Sadly, the heavens opened up and poured on our lovingly washed cars. But the turnout was still pretty good we think!
It was also funnily enough, the first time a Cars & Kopi meet actually had some coffee ready for everyone in attendance! (Thanks to Nostalgic Garage!)
As you can see from the opening picture, we’ve brought our 1 Series down instead of the regular Garage36 jalopy. Mostly because the E34 broke down, but also seemed fitting since our 1 Series is now almost at the 10-year old mark when (due to silly local automotive laws) it will be deregistered.
It has brought us along on many happy journeys but sadly, this is perhaps the first and last Cars & Kopi our “Silver Lining” will be attending.
Sometimes also referred to as the 911!
Hopefully we can salvage the wheels onto another car.
I hope it’s not wrong to like the Mito.
But sat next to an original Mark I Golf GTi, there really is no contest. We’ve previously featured this Golf GTi in an earlier writeup and we’re happy to report, it has recently been sold..
Icons side by side. Prices for AE86s have shot up so much that owning one has now become a distant dream.
Can’t mistake that side profile and color scheme for anything else.
And then there were two! When was the last time you saw a pair of Hachirokus sitting side by side in Singapore?
Our cover image for this meet also happened to be an AE86, albeit in Levin form. Oh what a feeling!
My favourite car this time was this Mercedes though.
Check out those lovely wheels, those lovely brakes. The V6 Kompressor badge. This has to be a…
C32 AMG! We actually noticed this car on the automotive classifieds not too long ago. It didn’t stay on sale very long though. Love it.
Another interesting car that we don’t see very often, an Altezza RS200. The last time i drove one of these, it was on the Playstation. Made a great dori dori machine.
A pair of Germans with probably 40 years between them.
Since we’re on BMWs. Here’s another M3.
M3 or GTR?
A rather interesting looking E36 sitting quietly.
E39 5’er in a very unique shade of grey.
And here’s something you don’t see everyday, an X3 sitting on TE37s. JDM yo!
Ze German autos were very well represented this time.
But as always, there were still many fantastic JDMs in attendance.
I used to lust after these GC WRXs when i was a student. Back then, these were kings of the roads. I was given the chance to drive one by my ex-boss. Had it nicely lined up at the lights, gave the burbling engine a couple of revs and popped the clutch as the lights turned green!
A wild Doge appeared too!
As the meet came to a close and people started leaving, we all stood around chatting when this came rolling in. The one and only remaining Toyota Soarer on our sunny island.
Then it went pssssh pssssh and down went the ride height.
Once again, big thanks to the folks over at Nostalgic Garage for hosting the meet!